notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Finding a poker game in Charlottesville is not an easy task. Matt and I have been considering driving to Richmond for a game he heard about down there, but we've yet to make the trip. Meanwhile, we're left with only a few options - our sporadic $10 buy-in game, a couple of computer simulators...and the internet. The last of these remains a total enigma to me. I've played online before and did very poorly. Recently, I've taken another stab at it and while I seem to be doing better, it's a little too early to tell. I know many players consistently make money online, and some even make a living of it. A UVa drop-out from around here brings in six figures just playing for an hour at a time at the highest limits. Seeing as how I learned this from an article about his recent 1st place win at the World Series of Poker (in the $1500 limit tournament), it's clear that the guy has substantial poker skills in the real world, too. Maybe it's as simple as that. Maybe the challenge isn't to get better at online poker, but to get better at poker in general. Still, I can't help but think that there are special considerations for online play that continue to elude me. Like, what level should I play at with my current bankroll? Which site is the best? What's more profitable online, limit or no limit? Cash games or tournaments? Sit and go or multi-table? I know these answers are out there, but I'm too lazy to find them. Christ, I should just stick to Uno.